Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand (formerly the Gulf of Siam), an arm of the South China Sea. Various Thai kingdoms were founded from the 13th century on, frequently coming into conflict with neighboring Burmese and Cambodian powers. Siam remained an absolute monarchy until 1932, when the king was compelled to accept a constitution, and the country was renamed Thailand in 1939. Thailand was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, and most of its numerous postwar governments were controlled by the military. Bangkok is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun Country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Kingdom of Thailand. Its capital is Bangkok. Former name: Siam.

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  • noun a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula

Etymologies

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Thai ไทย ("Thailand"), from ไท ("Tai, or 'free' via folk etymology")

Examples

  • THAKSIN SHINAWATRA, PRIME MINISTER THAILAND: Thailand does not expect anything from international, except the understanding and the cooperation.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2005

  • TONY CARNEY, AMERICAN RESIDENT OF THAILAND: There's a concept in Thailand, in Thai culture, that doesn't even translate into the English language.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2005

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on Friday at a fortified barricade that forms the protesters 'front line amid fears of new violence after a series of deadly grenade attacks.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on Friday at a fortified barricade that forms the protesters 'front line amid fears of new violence after a series of deadly grenade attacks.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on Friday at a fortified barricade that forms the protesters 'front line amid fears of new violence after a series of deadly grenade attacks.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on Friday at a fortified barricade that forms the protesters 'front line amid fears of new violence after a series of deadly grenade attacks.

    WN.com - Photown News

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